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New E*Retrace Yarns Address Industry Priorities

A collaboration between Ecolife Yarns, Impetus, Good Earth Cotton and FibreTrace has resulted in a collection of completely traceable, recycled and carbon positive yarns.

Ecolife Yarns by Belda Lloréns is a collection dubbed E*Retrace yarns that consists of three different blends. E*RetraceCO+ is a recycled and carbon positive yarn made from 30 percent recycled cellulosic fiber and 70 percent Good Earth Cotton.

E*ReTrace100 is 100 percent recycled fiber, 30 percent post-industrial recycled fiber mechanical process plus 70 percent pre-and post-consumer recycled fiber, and E*Retrace30 is made of 30 percent recycled fibers post-industrial mechanical process blended with 70 percent Good Earth Cotton, Tencel or viscose.

A collaboration between Ecolife Yarns, Impetus, Good Earth Cotton and FibreTrace results in traceable, recycled and carbon positive yarns.
Ecolife Yarns by Belda Lloréns has introduced recycled, carbon positive and completely traceable yarns to the market. Courtesy

All E*Retrace yarns are backed by the power of FiberTrace transparency technology. FibreTrace provides brands with the highly coveted solution for supply chain custody to verify sustainability claims and authenticity of fiber through real-time verification and quantification.

“Ecolife has long provided brands with innovative and sustainable yarn solutions,” Francisco Mataix, director of Belda Lloréns and Ecolife, said. “Our goal has been to continuously work toward net-zero climate impact. Our partnership with Impetus, Good Earth Cotton and Fibertrae allows us to take another step forward and answer the global market demand for positive impact textile solutions. Through this industry-wide global collaboration, we can see that a net-zero impact future for textiles is possible.”

The E*Retrace yarn collection will be available through Belda Lloréns Ecolife starting this month. Ecolife collects pre-consumer and post-consumer waste textiles including cotton, linen and cellulose that are processed into new yarns. Based in Spain, Belda Lloréns works alongside several high-profile brands with Ecolife, including Kering, Adidas, Ganni and Zara to produce high quality, conscious and responsibly made products.